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timing belt broke

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by elpayaso201, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. elpayaso201

    elpayaso201 Member

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    okay my timing belt BROKE!!!!!!!!!! yeah i know it fuken suks its a b18 so i was wondering is my motor tost. it broke while i was making a turn and right when i hit the clutch it stalled so i pulled over to the side and tryed to crank it over like anyone would do. so my ? what do u think should i tear it apart and throw in a new belt or not waste my time and find a new ls motor
     
  2. 95EGCoupeVtec

    95EGCoupeVtec SOHC VTEC at its best

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    did it make any loud ticking noise when u tried to crank it? if not, it should be ok. from what i've read, Hondas are non-interference engines, meaning that even if the valves were all the way open when the belt broke and when u tried to crank it that the piston couldn't hit the valves, don't quote me on that though i know the D series are like that, i'm not sure about b series. just get a new timing belt and put it on and see what happens. worse case u could just get a new head. hell, might as well go ls/vtec if u do that lol.
     
  3. EG93sir

    EG93sir Racer X 904

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    try to throw a timing belt on it and check compression,that will tell what your next move should be
     
  4. elpayaso201

    elpayaso201 Member

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    okay because the head did not move at all the cams ae in the same place did not skip a tooth
     
  5. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I'd pull the head. You'll know when you see the pistons and valves. You'll need a new head gasket and timing belt if everything is OK. A new HG is never a bad thing. And if its killed, you won't spend any unneeded money.
     
  6. elpayaso201

    elpayaso201 Member

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    so pull the head it is????
     
  7. caboose

    caboose USDM to the bone

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    i thought all/most hondas were interferance. when my dad's neon skipped the belt, it bent all the intake valves and never made any noise, so just because there is no ticking doesn't mean anything.

    Do a compression/leakdown to see if the valves are bent. You might be better off replacing valves than buying a new head too.
     
  8. civic94cpe23

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    +1 I also thought all hondas were interference motors. I still think they are.... By the way what is the mileage your supose to change them at?
     
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    caboose USDM to the bone

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    typical is 100k mi
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    60K miles.... not 100K.
     
  11. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    i changed mine at 100k and it looked brand new still.. replaced it w/ a Gates Racing belt... only because it was same price as on OEM and 3x stronger.. :D
     
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    civic94cpe23 New Member

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    is it pretty easy to change them out? I did a little search and I am a bit nervous. Right now I have the new motor I bought sitting on a work bench so I bet it would be easy doing it with the motor out.
     
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    i can do one in 45min. hardest part is breaking the crank pulley bolt loose.. if you have the correct tools it should take you a couple hours at the most. a haynes manual is a little bit of help.
     
  14. IanB

    IanB MB4 X2

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    Gates makes OEM timing belts for Honda, what makes you think it's 3x stronger?

    To the OP: you will need a new timing belt regardless, I'd buy it and throw it on, do a compression test, and you'll know if the head needs to come off or not at that point. Could save you a bunch of labor, and a head gasket, if it needs to come off all you are out is time.
     
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    Agreed. Might as well just throw it on and do a compression test.
     
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    ^^Thanks i am gonna look into those.

    Sorry for hijackin the thread I just figured sense it was timing belt related i'd ask a few questions.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    because it isnt the OEM version.. its the race version..

    taken from the Gates Racing site



     
  18. IanB

    IanB MB4 X2

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    Ah, good info, thanks.:D
     
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    friend of mine had a t-belt break on his ls and we we're thinking the worst. threw a new belt on there and it cranked right up. ran just the same as it did before. sometimes you get lucky lol, maybe you will too..
     
  20. 95EGCoupeVtec

    95EGCoupeVtec SOHC VTEC at its best

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    yeah like i said, i wasn't exactly sure about them being interference or not. like they said, put new belt on, make sure its in time, and see what's up. only cost u about $30 for belt and u"ll know. if u need to get ls head bc of the valves messed up they prob go for cheap bc everyone swaps there LS heads out for vtec ones anyway.
     
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